This week's movie is the 2010 documentary, Trek Nation.
Echoing the spirit of last week's movie, Trek Nation is a love letter to the geek community. It chronicles Gene Roddenberry's son, Eugene Roddenberry, on his journey to connect with his late father and the universe he created, and why people connect with it so much.
Eugene goes to conventions, speaks with the stars from all of the series and films, and even interviews George Lucas about the effect Star Trek had on Star Wars, which I greatly appreciated. I also just never get enough of seeing how a simple piece of entertainment can help people on a personal level, and help people connect to each other. Star Trek or any geeky thing can bring friends, families, and a world together in a tight bond of the unifying message behind it. Star Trek has an optimistic view of the future, and I enjoy it for that.
In the end, there is an immense beauty in Eugene's exploration as it culminates with him connecting with his famous father more after Gene's death than they ever did while he was alive. It reinforces the importance of being thankful for the time we have with those we care about and making sure we tell them how much we care.
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